In the past, I have called these crimes daddy’s little angel stories:
“Columbus police arrested a documented sexual predator on a murder charge after a 24-year-old woman was found slain in her East Side apartment last month.
SWAT members arrested Anthony James Pardon, 53, in South Linden on Thursday night in connection with the death of Rachael Anderson late last month.
“We’re confident that we have this person that’s responsible for her death,” Sgt. Stan Latta, supervisor of the second-shift homicide unit, said during a late-afternoon press conference Friday.
Pardon was being held in the Franklin County jail on a $5 million bond. Latta said he was not cooperating with investigators.
When Anderson didn’t show up for work on Jan. 29, police were called to her Cardinal Creek apartment complex in the 3000 block of Allegheny Avenue. Her body was found bound and stuffed in a closet in her apartment. Records show she died of asphyxiation.
Latta said it was “a violent death,” though he declined to offer details of the torture Anderson suffered or whether she was raped before being killed.
DNA evidence gathered from Anderson’s apartment tied Pardon to the crime. Latta said investigators believe Pardon used the victim’s vehicle after killing Anderson. …”
Rachel Anderson was tortured and suffocated to death in her own apartment. Then her body was stuff into her closet. She was probably raped too although we can only speculate:
“Archives show Pardon has a long, violent history that began in his teens and has spent much of his life incarcerated.
In March 1979, when he was 14, he was temporarily committed to the Ohio Youth Commission for raping an 8-year-old girl. In July 1979, he was made a ward of the court and temporarily committed to Franklin County Children Services. In December 1979, he was found guilty of menacing and permanently committed to the youth commission and placed in a foster home.
In February 1980, when he was 15, he was convicted of raping a 9-month-old boy, the son of his foster parents. He was babysitting when his foster mother went grocery shopping. He told Columbus police he raped the baby because he was upset after a fight with a girlfriend. A court-ordered psychiatric report stated he needed treatment and should be watched closely.
In November 1981, when Pardon was 16, he kidnapped, raped and attempted to drown the 39-year-old mother of a girlfriend who let him into her Ontario Street home to use the phone. He pulled a butcher knife on her, raped her and took $100 from her purse. He bound her feet and hands together and gagged her before putting her in the trunk of her car. He untied her feet and threw her in Alum Creek off Sunbury Road. She was partially clothed at the time.
When Pardon saw that she was still able to keep afloat, he waded in the creek and held her head under water. Another man discovered them after he saw the woman’s car with the trunk still ajar. He took off before police arrived. The attacker, who was a student at Linden-McKinley High School at the time, took the cash he stole from the woman and purchased tennis shoes and a jogging outfit. He was on probation from the youth commission at the time.
A psychologist told the court that Pardon cannot control anti-social and aggressive behavior and has a “strong resistance to change.”
At 17, he was convicted of rape, attempted murder, and aggravated robbery in May 1982 after he was tried as an adult and served more than 24 years at Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield. He was released in November 2006, a department of rehabilitation and correction spokesperson said. …”
Sounds like the kind of guy who the Koch Brothers want to let out of prison.
Note: Meanwhile, Elle Reeve and the SPLC have been in Columbus, OH trying to chase down Andrew Anglin. Guess which is the more newsworthy story: a troll storm or a sexual predator who was let out of prison and raped and tortured a girl before murdering her.